Today we’d like to introduce you to Jackie Camps.
Hi Jackie, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
Sure! So my photography journey began long before I could even comprehend the thought of owning my own business. I’ve always been the one taking photos at every event or gathering. I just loved being able to look back on those moments. Oddly enough, it never occurred to me to do this as a career. In fact, I was an elementary school teacher for a few years before even owning a camera that wasn’t my phone. After having kids of my own, I saw how fast they grew and changed… and I knew I had to be there for every single day of it. I stepped back from teaching and decided to stay home with them full time.
In 2014 I purchased my first “real” camera and taught myself how to edit the photos I was taking. I quickly fell in love with the way I could capture the emotion and real life. Soon I had friends asking me to take photos of their little ones, and after about a year, I decided I’d take the chance on myself to start my own business. I honestly had no idea where to even begin – I just knew I loved taking photos! Now, after five years of hard work, constant learning and improvement, I can proudly say I’ve built a very successful business, making memories for so many wonderful families. I think my few years as a teacher has given me an amazing ability to work with children and truly bring out those smiles you see in all my photos!
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
’d say it’s been an easy road in the sense that I’ve always enjoyed it! Of course, any journey worth sharing is going to come with some struggles and obstacles. Being a mom to two young children is my first priority always. Therefore, you have to learn how to balance life as a business owner and mother – which isn’t always easy! I make it work, though!
As you know, we’re big fans of JBC Photography. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about the brand?
My business is based out of Central Florida. I specialize in children and family portraits. I’m most proud of my ability to build friendships with my clients and bring out their true selves in photos!
How do you think about happiness?
My ever-growing faith in Jesus and my family – because I don’t know where I’d be without them.
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